I had so much fun making a couple of tank tops that I've decided to further my clothing sewing skills by making a few skirts. I mainly wear skirts in summer so it really is the perfect time to figure out how to read a pattern and match the pattern to my body. I took a class last month on making a pattern for a pencil skirt and then sewing the skirt. I'll post some pics soon - I love how the skirt came out so much that I've already packed it for a weekend getaway. My plans thus far for "the summer of the skirt" are:
Since I love the fit of the Colette Sorbetto tank top, I'm going to tackle another Colette pattern, the Ginger. It's a fairly simple a-line skirt and the fabric I picked out is a stiff microscopic polka dot. I'm slightly nervous about this because I've heard and observed that the Colette patterns are fairly form-fitting without a lot of extra wiggle room. I plan to make a prototype out of an old sheet first so I don't ruin my lovely fabric on something that doesn't fit right.